A Simple Favor (2018)
Dir: Paul Feig
Man, this film has a massive problem with tone. The first act is a lot of fun, setting up an interesting thriller with some wonderful casting. Anna Kendrick is great here (though maybe a bit much) and Blake Lively is just impossible to look away from. Her character is so much fun to watch that you just are so anxious to see where this movie is going.
And then it all comes off the rails. The movie tries to insert some cheap laughs (and quick one-liners) into it, and the balance Feig is clearly going for never really pays off. The jokes don't land because it was such a solid thriller, and then when it tries to return to the thriller, you've kind of been knocked around by the jokes. Would've loved to see this without Feig's need to make the audience laugh.